tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS July 19, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PDT
time now is 4:29. it is friday! >> yes. >> are you guys excited? >> i am. >> i would like to work all weekend with you guys. >> you should. >> but i can't. >> i'll tell the boss. >> so moving right along. [ laughter ] patchy fog not as thick as it's been. temperatures will be hot today and the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. >> we have a lot of roadwork up and down 880 this morning. it starts in hayward, continues into san leandro. and then we have more roadwork in oakland. we'll show you where it is, what directions, coming up in just a bit. >> we start our morning with breaking news out of alameda county. an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot at two suspects robbing bonfair market at high street in alameda. this is about 10:00 last night. the deputy killed one man but the other suspect ran away. dogs were on the scene searching for the second robber. we are sending a reporter to the scene. we'll have details in the next hour. new this morning, vacaville police shot and killed a man overnight. he was armed with multiple weapons including a knife when he got out of his car and began
running towards the police. it started when someone reported the suspicious man and when police questioned him, he drove away after driving over spike strips. the suspect tried to ram an officer with his car, who jumped out of the way. this is the city's second deadly officer-involved shooting in less than three weeks. new details about the deadly plane crash at sfo. a 16-year-old girl who died was actually alive when she was run over by an emergency vehicle. that's what sources tell the "san francisco chronicle." last week, san francisco police chief greg suhr told kpix 5 the girl was hit. however, it was not clear at the time if she was still alive. this morning, the san mateo county coroner is expected to say the victim was killed by an emergency vehicle. the coroner met yesterday with her family and families of two other people who died after that crash. developing news out of southern california. huge flames in the mountain fire rage southwest of palm
springs threatening idylwild and nearby towns in riverside county. it's already burned 35 square miles. cbs reporter teresa garcia with more on why national officials are calling it the country's top priority. reporter: firefighters march off to battle the mountain fire burning near palm springs. >> we'll put it out, okay? >> reporter: officials say that the blaze, which has already charred thousands of acres and destroyed at least a half dozen homes, was manmade. >> what we do not know, what the nature of that ignition was, whether it was accidental or on purpose. >> reporter: more than 6,000 people are still under evacuation orders. the town of idylwild is nearly empty. no one can convince this woman to leave. >> i people that call me scare me more than who are not here. >> reporter: the biggest
challenge for crews is this terrain. it is steep and rugged making it difficult to build a containment line around the fire and the timber this chaparral are so incredibly dry, making for a lot of volatile fuel. >> it is so dry right now that this is reacting like a late september, early october fire. >> reporter: hotshot crews are using chainsaws and rakes to clear out brush and build fire breaks but the large plume of smoke from the fire is bringing a threat from above. >> embers get into the column and can drop anywhere. >> reporter: and a monsoon coming up from mexico could bring heavier winds and dry lightning which would only make things worse. teresa garcia, kpix 5. >> there is a fear it will push over the mountain into palm springs. last night it was just two miles away from palm springs. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is flying to the
west bank for peace talks between israelis and palestinians. it's his 6th trip there this year. word of the latest trip comes from an anonymous u.s. official who was unauthorized to brief reporters. he said kerry had a two-hour session with the chief palestinian negotiator in jordan this morning. a s.w.a.t. team is called in to kick out people taking over a multi- million dollar home. kpix 5's kiet do tells us the squatters had been living there for more than a year. >> reporter: no one really knows what was going on here but they had guns, drugs, possibly hookers, making this a six-bed, five-bath, 7500- square-foot squatter's paradise on sugarloaf court in the hills of walnut creek. the house was vacant a short time and damage inside isn't that bad. a small crew is inside now making repairs. earlier a s.w.a.t. team found drugs and one assault weapon inside. investigators say the squatters were living there. neighbors say there was possible prostitution going on. this all began shortly after
the previous tenants moved out about three weeks ago. neighbors noticed some suspicious people moving in and saw them carrying guns into the house. the owner confronted the squatters but found the locks had been changed. when officers arrived, the squatters produced a fake lease. >> due to the complex laws in california regarding landlord- tenant issues, it wasn't immediately clear to the first officers on scene that the individuals that were squatting here were in the squatting. it appeared that they had a valid lease and they said that they had been scammed. >> a gentleman, one of the neighbors said something and apparently saw some pictures and said, that's the house in my neighborhood! and just made a notice to the law enforcement officers. >> reporter: that's also what caught the attention of police. neighbors saw photos online of illegal activity going on at the house. five people were on the warrant for trespass and burglary. two were arrested. police say this is a heads up to sellers to make sure their
properties are locked uptight. in walnut creek, kiet do, kpix 5. there are new calls to stop the violence in oakland after the shooting death of an 8-year- old girl. alaysha carradine got caught in the crosshairs during a sleepover at a friend's home. so far police have made no arrests or released suspect information in the shooting. kpix 5's juliette goodrich shows us why this was not a random act. reporter: 8-year-old alaysha was about to start third grade. she wanted to be a model. her nickname, ladybug. her uncle was there as bullets went flying into the apartment. >> i thought my sister was coming home, but it was somebody else at the door that i don't know. i don't know the person. all i heard was shots. >> reporter: hardin wasn't shot but his 7-year-old niece, 4- year-old nephew and their grandmother were. they are expected to survive. alaysha was killed instantly. >> she was such a sweet girl, such a loving girl. >> reporter: sharon smith, who lives in the complex, says she
won't have her own grandchildren over anymore. it's simply not safe. >> i can't let them come here. it's just not safe. i don't know what's going on. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: a vigil for alaysha, the streets of oakland went from sad to mad. trayvon martin supporters even oscar grant's mother showing up to the vigil to the bullet ridden apartment. >> this murder was senseless. and my heart bleeds. my heart bleeds. my son was only 22. but this baby, this is a baby. >> reporter: random shooting, hardly. someone walked through this gate, down a pathway, right up to the front door and fired a barrage of bullets right through the security screen. the shooter reportedly rang the doorbell. police removed it for fingerprints. a show of force from the department as police hunt for a killer and an emotional police chief says enough is enough. >> 8-year-old girls getting shot in an apartment, i mean,
that -- i'd say that's an emergency. it's unacceptable. >> reporter: you say it's an emergency, what does that mean when you say emergency? what's done then? >> well, you see a lot of cops out here tonight dedicated to this. we're going to try an find witnesses and catch the guy did this. it's not going to be accepted or tolerated. >> reporter: in oakland, juliette goodrich, kpix 5. two people got into a shoving match at the vigil. an oakland "occupier" said he wanted to pay his respects to the little girl but the girl's family made it clear he was not welcome there. two east bay men could get 33 years to life when they are sentenced next month for a brutal gang-rape. >> we, the jury, find the defendant marcelles james peter guilty -- >> 20-year-old marcelles peter and 22-year-old jose montano were found guilty in the gang- rape of a 16-year-old. the attack happened four years ago outside a homecoming dance at richmond high school. they were tried together with
separate juries for each suspect. >> i'm disappointed. i'm not shocked. >> many officers that saw our victim at the scene and at the hospital, kind of carry that image in their minds and i know it was important to see the defendants held accountable. >> two men are already in prison for the attack and two others are still awaiting trial. janet napolitano will take over as the new uc president this fall. uc regents confirmed her nomination yesterday. former homeland security secretary became the first woman to hold the position. she gets a base salary of $570,000 a year. her first day on the job is in late september. [ screaming ] >> students interrupted the meeting with chanting and clapping. they rushed the regents' tables upset about napolitano's role in deporting illegal immigrants. four students were arrested. later napolitano says she supports the "dream act" and comprehensive immigration reform. the texas lawmaker who drew national attention for her 10-
hour filibuster to stop an abortion bill will be visiting san francisco next month. wendy davis will be speaking with other activists at a major emily's list fundraiser. it pushes to elect pro-abortion women to office. the bill she opposed was signed into law yesterday. stockton is no longer the largest city in the country to file for bankruptcy. detroit now takes that top spot. a state-appointed emergency manager asked a federal judge for permission to put the city into chapter 9 bankruptcy. if approved, detroit's assets would be liquidated to pay creditors and city pensioners. the heat wave blanketing the east is causing more unbearable temperatures. the extreme heat may have caused a power line fire. yesterday evening firefighters put out the flames at an industrial complex in woodland park, new jersey. they are looking into whether
overheated wires caused it. four people including two firefighters were taken to hospitals with heat-related problems. >> the midwest and the east, they are hurting and we're about to kind of go into a little bit of a hot spell ourselves. >> our electrical grid is going to get a little test. we had temperatures in the 90s yesterday. today it's going to be hotter and by tomorrow, we're threatening to get near trip trip in some spots. but we're starting out with some low clouds and fog. visibility is down to a half mile into santa rosa right now. the fog not as extensive this morning again. high pressure building in overhead so that's compressing that marine air. temperatures fairly mild if you are headed out the door. we have 57 degrees in san jose. 54 in san francisco and 57 in oakland. this afternoon, here comes the heat at least in the valleys showing up the mid-90s inland. you will see 70s and 80s inside the bay but nice cool 60s at the coast. we'll have more on your weekend forecast coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thanks, lawrence. we want to take you out towards the nimitz freeway. that's where we're seeing the most overnight roadwork. it's still in lanes and it's actually starting in union city continuing all the way up into
oakland. so northbound you will find it in union city to hayward and then in oakland where our camera is, it's northbound and southbound between 23rd and broadway. most of that is scheduled to be picked up by 5:00 this morning. let's get a look at the golden gate bridge where everything is flowing nicely. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, no delay. they have that tollbooth lane number 6 closed and there is roadwork on the lower deck towards oakland. that is traffic. back to you guys. time now 4:42. a suspicious highway sign getting drivers' attention. what's behind a warning about drones above bay area noise is. >> and netflix hollywood gamble paying off, the list of awards that could be coming to the bay area business. ,,,,,,,,,
now. a marin county superior court judge ruled that the oyster farm can continue to ederal bay area headlines. drakes bay oyster company is allowed to stay open at least for now. marin county superior court judge ruled the oyster farm can continue to operate until a federal lawsuit is finally resolved. but the judge says drakes bay must clean up its operation. that includes removing clams
from drakes sis stair row and cleaning up debris. a man is under arrest and in the hospital after crashing into a house during a police chase in hercules. police say an officer saw a man run a red light on sycamore avenue around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. he led police on a high-speed chase before flipping his car and crashing into the home on lupine drive. police say he is a suspect of a domestic violence incident that happened in pinole earlier in the day. bicycle thefts are soaring here in san francisco. there was a 70% jump in bike thefts from 2006 to last year and that doesn't include thousands of cases that were not reported to the police. only a small percentage of bikes that are recovered get returned to the owners. police are working on a registry of stolen bikes to improve that return rate. let's check the weather. >> we're going to see a lot of sunshine into the afternoon. thick fog in spots. visibilities down to a half mile right now in santa rosa so
be careful out the door. got some low clouds and fog, mild otherwise. temperatures getting hot inland by the afternoon. and over the weekend those numbers likely to climb near 100 degrees in some of the hottest spots in the interior valleys. but we have the low clouds and fog that have surged into the bay getting compressed by a strong ridge of high pressure so spilling into the bay in some of the north bay valleys but concord and livermore clear right now. summer heat returning over the weekend, temperatures a scorcher in the valleys. central valley today up to 105 in fresno. redding always one of the hottest spots in california, 110 degrees today. and hotter over the weekend. low clouds and fog should give way to mostly sunny skies with patchy fog at the coastline by the afternoon. keeping you cool right out at the beaches, only 60s out at the coast. but you get inside the bay and it turns to 80s and 90s into the south bay. east bay temperatures up into the mid-90s in antioch and brentwood. probably mid-90s in livermore,
as well. inside the bay it will be comfortable. 67 in san francisco. 73 in oakland. next couple of days, well, the weekend looks like a hot one in the valleys. keeping you cool out at the coastline. then everybody cools down big time toward the middle of next week. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thanks, lawrence. this time we'll start off with a look in the south bay and some sensors. so there is overnight roadwork on southbound 280 between stevens creek and 280. you can see slowing on the sensors in the area so various lanes blocked. they tell us will be it will be picked up by 6 a.m. and everything will reopen and hopefully we'll see some improvement. that's where it's slow right there on southbound 280. westbound 580 through the altamont pass, we're already seeing some delays this morning. 27 minutes so that drive time is already slow and it looks like it's the slowest spot closer towards the dublin interchange. things are still moving well if you are coming through the livermore valley. westbound 237 silicon valley commute off to a great start here no major delays.
and taking you outside here's a live look through the dublin- pleasanton area. westbound 580 crowded this morning and it continues that way making your way towards castro valley and a quick look at the san mateo bridge no delay westbound 92 very quiet. bart right now has 26 trains and they are all running on time. that is your latest "timesaver traffic." back to you. >> thank you. there's been a lot of debate recently about the use of drones in the united states. whether it's military, law enforcement, napa valley farmers or your neighbors. allen martin shows us the signs that the debate may have turned lethal in the bay area. >> as people are driving by they see something like this is a distraction the. the first officer who saw this on highway 37 was patrolling his beat, did a double-take, came back and confirmed it. >> reporter: what that officer saw was illegal. >> it's 21-465 california vehicle code.
>> reporter: it was also a first class job. >> professional materials. it is a black and white reflective sign just like the signs that we use on the side of the road for speed limits and everything else. >> one of the signs that we found on highway 37 was mounted using tamper resistant bolts. the other two signs were strapped using metal strapping on poles on the side of the freeway. >> reporter: this isn't the first time traffic control has turned lethal. we have seen zombies plunder san francisco and highway barrels roar to life. but for some people, drones hit a little closer to home. >> does the fbi own or currently use drones and if so, for what purpose? >> yes, and for surveillance. >> reporter: but as for the california highway patrol -- >> at chp we definitely do not have drones. we use radar, lidar, pace. we have planes, we have helicopters. but we do not have drones. >> reporter: and just to be extra clear -- >> along with not having drones, we definitely do not have any drones that would fire
any type of weaponry. >> reporter: allen martin, kpix 5. >> so no hellfire missiles but you can still get a ticket. the highway patrol is investigate every investigating checking with sign makers to see if they filled that unique order. >> somebody did a little work there. lights, camera, los gatos? the los gatos-based netflix walked away with a very impressive list of emmy nominations yesterday. kpix 5's joe vazquez shows us how its online programs may just take over tv. reporter: five emmy nominations for kevin spacey and his show, house of cards. and the academy also nominated nine other shows that run on netflix. >> we are extremely happy, very proud, to have received 14 emmy nominations. it's beyond our wildest dreams. >> reporter: all this from a company that two years ago was mailing dvds in red envelopes then started streaming video directly into your tv, your computer and phone. then netflix decided to start producing its own shows and
that's what makes these emmy nominations so historic. you can't watch these tv shows on broadcast tv or on cable. they are only available through the internet. you have to buy a subscription. >> not many companies are able to do that where you can have one leg in hollywood and one leg in silicon valley and we bring those worlds together very well. it's great for netflix and silicon valley. >> some media experts are saying there is just the beginning. >> reporter: the "mercury news" says winning a tv award when you're an internet company is a major development. >> it's a big deal because, you know, netflix has been trying to compete with the big boys like hbo and the other tv networks. and they have done this by, you know, financing the creation of original shows. >> reporter: house of cards costs netflix $100 million to produce. but get this. netflix reports it is now spending $2 billion a year on original programming. so look for even more shows and
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more traffic coming up. thanks, liz. san jose state is suspending some online classes because too many students are failing. the university debuted a limited number of cheap online courses in january but early results show pass rates as low as 20% in remedial math and college level algebra. san jose state agreed to pull five courses to make adjustments. 4:55 now. from desktops to smartphones, the world of technology is changing fast. internet search giants like google are falling short of keeping up. going the reported slumping earnings for a 2nd quarter. their average ad rate has been falling for 7 consecutive quarters. online activity is transitioning to smartphones. and ad space says lower rates on smaller screens. google is changing the well it sells act to counteract the shift. we are getting a preview today of what may be the future of ice cream trucks.
they are serving frozen treats on demand. the car hire service uber is running the promotion today. it will offer ice cream truck delivery services in 33 cities including san francisco. hit them up on your smartphone app between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. some conditions apply, of course. ♪[ music ] talking about screaming for ice cream, the friendly's restaurant chain broke a record for the largest ice cream party in massachusetts. yesterday was the company's 78th birthday. friendly's served up at least one scoop of ice cream to nearly 800 people in a 15- minute period. that's like 1,000 degrees out there. so good for them. >> i'm craving ice cream now. >> it's hot. 4:56 right now. we heard it first from san francisco's police chief. an emergency vehicle hit one of the teen victims from the asiana plane crash. the new autopsy reports that detail how she died. breaking news out of alameda county.
she was such a sweet girl. >> overwhelming grief after the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl. >> this murder was sense rest in my heart. please. >> not going to be accepted and not tolerated. >> i think people that call me scare me more. >> firefighters make progress battling a wildfire in southern california. >> the fire has burned through thousands of acres and destroyed at least 6 homes. >> this is a human-caused fire. >> could have put anyone on that cover, anybody. anybody but this kid. >> a boston cop retaliates against rolling stone. >> the laser target from a sniper rifle shines squarely on his forehead. >> the person they shot and killed him got away with murder. >> detroit is the largest american city ever to file for
bankruptcy. >> you weren't trying to make the tree look ugly. >> from across the bay -- >> we don't go after people for just aesthetic pruning reasons. >> to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's friday, july 19. i'm michelle griego. >> the big word there? >> friday. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is friday that means the weekend is upon us. and we need to know about our weather. >> is it going to be hot? we're going to see those temperatures even hotter today. thick patchy fog in the north bay valleys now. into santa rosa visibilities down to a half mile. temperatures fairly mild outside with mostly cloudy skies inside the bay. clear into concord and livermore. 56 livermore. 55 san francisco. 57 in san jose. this afternoon, we start cranking up those temperatures. 80s and 90s into morgan hill and gilroy. east bay numbers a lot of